Dr. Frankline Ndi

Research Associate

Research Foci

  • Development and economic geography

  • Land and environmental politics, policies and conflicts

  • Food security and agricultural transformation

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Dr. Frankline Ndi

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Meckenheimer Allee 166

53115 Bonn

Personal Information

  • 2022 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher in the Future Rural Africa research project

  • 2020 – 2022: Örebro University, Sweden, Postdoctoral Researcher

  • 2014 – 2018: University of Melbourne – Australia - PhD in Human Geography,
    Doctoral Thesis titled ‘Behind the Scenes of Land Grabbing: Conflict, Competition, and the Gendered Implications for Local Food Production and Rural Livelihoods in Cameroon’. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/210454

  • 2011– 2013: Ghent University – Belgium – International MSc in Rural Development

  • 2009 – 2010: Linnaeus University – Sweden - MSc Peace and Development Studies

  • 2002 – 2005: University of Buea – Cameroon - BSc Sociology and Anthropology


Publications and public presentations

  • Ndi F.A., Batterbury, S., and Wanki, J.E. (2021). Corporate Land Acquisitions at the Intersection of Lineage and Patronage Networks in Cameroon. Journal of Modern African Studies, Cambridge University Press, 59 (3), p. 319-341. https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X2100015X.

  • Ndi, F.A.; Wanki, J.E, and Dessein, J. (2021). Protectors or Enablers? Untangling the Roles of Traditional Authorities and Local Elites in Foreign Land Grabs in Cameroon. Development Policy Review, 00: 1-18; online. https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12572.

  • Ndi, F.A. (2019) Land Grabbing, Gender and Access to Land: Implications for Local Food Production and Rural Livelihoods Amongst Affected Communities in South West Cameroon. Canadian Journal of African Studies. 53(1), 131-154. DOI:10.1080/00083968.2018.1484296

  • Ndi, F.A. (2019). Land Grabbing: A Gendered Understanding of Perceptions and Reactions from Affected Communities in Nguti Subdivision of the South West Region of Cameroon. Development Policy Review, Vol 37, Issue 3, p.348-366, DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12351 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dpr.12351

  • Batterbury S.P.J., and F.A. Ndi (2018). Land Grabbing in Africa. In Binns J.A., K. Lynch and E. Nels (Eds). Handbook of African Development. London. Routledge, p. 573-582. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322790095_Land-grabbing_in_Africa

  • Wanki, J.E., and F.A. Ndi. (2019) Land Grabbing in South-western Cameroon: Deconstructing the Complexity of Local Responses. In Fonjong. L. ed. Natural Resource Endowment and the Fallacy of Development in Cameroon. Langaa Publishers.

  • Ndi, F.A. (2017). Land Grabbing, Local Contestation and the Struggle for Economic Gain: Insights from Nguti village, South West Cameroon, SAGE Open, p. 1-14. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244016682997

  • Ndi, F.A., and Batterbury, S. (2017). Land Grabbing and the Axis of Political Conflicts: Insights from South West Cameroon, Africa Spectrum, 52(1), p. 33-63. https://journals.sub.unihamburg. de/giga/afsp/article/view/1020

  • Ndi, F.A. (2017). Land Governance and Poverty, World Bank, Washington DC. March 2017
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